Report of the seventh meeting of the CGIAR private Sector Committee held in Washington, D.C. October 25-26, 1997 in connection with ICW97, chaired by Andreas Büchting. The meeting included a session with the Chairman of the CGIAR. Discussion focused mainly on the role of the committee, and its future agenda. Topics identified were biotechnology, models of partnerships with private sector firms, and scientist to scientist partnerships. It was decided that there were more suitable sponsors for a proposed conference of private sector leaders. The committee could play a supporting role.
The chairman reported orally on this meeting to ICW97, and the written report was distributed later.